Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hyperemesis gravidarum: no ordinary morning sickness

For anyone who has had hyperemesis gravidarum, the pregnancy-induced vomiting that has caused Prince William's wife Kate to be hospitalised, the term "morning sickness" is way off the mark.

Health

Study: Pregnant teens need better school support

When 15-year-old Kali Gonzalez became pregnant, the honors student considered transferring to an alternative school. She worried teachers would harass her for missing class because of doctor's appointments and morning sickness.

Medications

German drug firm makes 1st apology for thalidomide (Update)

(AP)—The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday—50 years after pulling the drug off the ...

Medications

Thalidomide maker 'ignored birth defects for years'

The German makers of thalidomide were warned of birth defects years before it was withdrawn and Australian distributors used pregnant women as the world's first test subjects, court papers alleged Friday.

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